This may be the push that everyone is waiting for…
ever wish you could do away with your boring as fuck keyboard, and plug in a new one that is so fucking cool it could put your whole PC to shame. This is the Optimus Tactus.
Art. Lebedev Studio have made it.
It looks like a keyboard that you choose any Pantone that you want but then you find the next picture mind fucks you as does the one after that.
As the keyboard does not have any physical keys, areas can be assigned to do almost what ever you want. Like play a video.
that is all.
these pictures say it all.
Check it out at Art. lebedev Studios
Very cool, and so very functional should you have to give you presentation out on USB, along with a phone number, or pop it in your notebook to share some important ideas during a chance meeting with a client.
either way, if this is the clean minimal,
non plastic dildo shaped media storage solutions for the future I am definitely in!
too clean huh?, imagine, ‘hey man got some awesome tracks from RCRD LBL the other day, you want in?’ and with that you tear one off dump the Mp3s on the stick write the artists name which in this case would be ‘cool as fuck’ and pass it on to your friend.
Art. Lebedev Studio believe this is the future of portable media.
It finally arrived in the post.
after waiting since December 2010 it finally came in the post on Thursday of last week. I have been waiting for this for quite some time.
If you haven’t already heard about it, a little before christmas last year the guys from MNML started a Kickstarter.com project to raise $15000 to put into production a cool watch band from the prototypes they had made for the iPod Nano 6th Generation.
They received pledges and backing to the tunes of $941,718. Pretty good huh?
These guys did not go the cheap path either. With two types of band up for grabs I chose the Lunatik. Aircraft Aluminium and tidy black rubber band, for wearing with a swagger of course.
I was planning on saving slowly for a Nano, but much to my own, and others disgust I went and purchased one today.
Whilst they were both a little costly. The total watch price was far less than that of an expensive fossil or medium priced dress watch, and far more functional. See I have a bit of a fetish for wrist watches which borders on addiction, and I have not been able to feed it for quite some time.
This was the perfect opportunity.
Any way on with the post.
T-’.ll v /||o be honest I thought it may turn up wrapped in sticky tape and a note that said ‘here is your watch thing’ But the packaging was excellent and had that ‘new tech’ smell. All tools were included, and it was on par with the Apple packaging standard that they always live up to with iPod and iPhone products. Ditto for the nano packaging
As always the support that I provided by buying myself an awesomely cool watch is recognised, by Scott Wilson from MNML.
and the packaging although it is simple is very cool, before you open the box it gives you a sneak peak.
With the Nano out of the box and a quick undo of the screws on the watch band itself, I was ready to install, which was BASIC.
With everything in place, I have now got a fully functional wrist-based touch screen iPod, photo album, and watch which is very solid, light and pretty to look at!
iPod main screen^.
In the user settings of the iPod you can just set it to wake to clock. that way each time you want to check the time you just press the ‘wake’ button on the side. then if you want to access the other features of the iPod you can just tap the screen.
I am just a real sucker for gadgets, and besides the iPhone (any model esp 4) and the neoprene Niqab as mentioned in previous post (not that I own one) this is a really cool gadget, and for much less than the cost of a pretty cool watch you have 8gig of very functional storage on your wrist as well as an iPod.
Thus continues my turn to Apple products. Not sure what you guys think but I like this, and it is a little cooler than the $30 rubber ones for sale on eBay.
Compared to a normal watch like my excellent ‘Fossil’ watch
which apparently kanye West is too cool to wear now (yes he is a very interesting person we are all thinking the same swear word)
And that is that.
I think its pretty cool.
In a short time I will do another post on MNML themselves, nearly all of their design is eye and brain candy.
Forget the rainbow loading screen for a second and how frustrating it was and check out this most radical iPhone cover. Yeah you say they have been around for ages but Mrs Pandainabattlesuit just got one.
Looks pretty tight.
only let down, no access to charge whilst in case. Everything else is open though. Very cool. from ebay
I found these posters. Very cool and yes you can even get them in iPhone wallpaper size.
Typography is just art disguised as smart words. Thus Helvetica was born wearing a mustache and glasses.
Just so simple. Yet so attractive.
Go there and be positive. Don’t forget to check out design-milk every day now too. They have optimized for iPhone. So you can stick them on your home screen.